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Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm PDT
. tens of thousands of tourists were evacuated from the area. but karen edwards from virginia rode out the storm. >> at 5:00 a.m. this morning i was really nervous. it shook the whole house and woke me up. >> reporter: earl passed farther out to sea than predicted but the powerful storm battered the barrier islands are 70-mile-an-hour winds. power is out for thousands and there is flooding. many are relieved it wasn't worse. >> we dodged a bullet, purely and simply north carolina dodged a bullet. >> reporter: business owners hope they can salvage the rest of the holiday weekend. earl is expected to bring more trouble. the massive storm will likely brush eastern long island before taking aim at massachusetts. a hurricane warning is in effect for cape cod and nantucket, which could get 100- mile-per-hour winds. >> i trust that it will be okay and i mean, we didn't board up our house but we took everything in. we followed all the instructions. >> reporter: federal emergency teams are already activated in massachusetts where the governor has declared a state of emergency. manuel gallegus,
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm PDT
a visit to a small business in virginia to roll out their proposal to shrink the government. >> it offers a new way forward that habit been tried in washington, an approach focused on cutting spending, which is sadly a new idea for congress. >> reporter: the republican plan is called a "pledge to america." it calls for slashing $100 billion from government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and would replace president obama's healthcare plan with a smaller version. the president argues that's not going to safety country any cash. >> yeah -- that's not going to save the country any cash. >> why would you want to repeal something that the congressional budget office says is going to save a trillion dollars if you are serious about my deficit? it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: the gop plan is short on specifics, but party leaders say that's not the point. they want to show americans where they will take the country if they win control of congress. >> government is out of control in washington. and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive
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